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Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka; Börjesson, Mikael; Beach, Dennis; Haltia, Nina; Jónasson, Jón Torfi; Jauhiainen, Annukka; Jauhiainen, Arto; Kosunen, Sonja; Nori, Hanna; Vabø, Agnete – Education Inquiry, 2018
The purpose of this review is to investigate cross-cutting research themes and issues related to access and stratification in Nordic higher education (H.E.) (Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden). We synthesise how recent changes in H.E. policy, practise, and appropriations have influenced educational opportunities along social class,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Access to Education, Educational Change
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Beach, Dennis; From, Tuuli; Johansson, Monica; Öhrn, Elisabet – Education Inquiry, 2018
This article is based on a meta-ethnographic analysis of educational research from rural and urban areas in Finland, Norway and Sweden following the reorganisation of educational supply there in line with market policies. Edward Soja's concept of spatial justice shapes the analysis. Using meta-ethnography, we try to present a contextualising…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Educational Research, Rural Areas, Urban Areas
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Jonsson, Anna-Carin; Beach, Dennis – Education Inquiry, 2017
Upper-secondary schooling in Sweden is organised for pupils aged 16--19 in 17 different national study programs. Of these 3 are theoretical programs with mainly academic content. They prepare for further (higher education) studies. The present investigation looks at the influence from these programs on 845 upper-secondary students' implicit…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Lindström, Margareta Nilsson; Beach, Dennis – Education Inquiry, 2015
In the last two decades, the Swedish welfare state has been radically transformed in a neo-liberal direction, including extensive decentralisation and marketisation of the education sector with significant consequences for the work and professional identities of its teachers. Teacher education has also been directly included in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Teacher Education, Neoliberalism
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Jonsson, Anna-Carin; Beach, Dennis – Education Inquiry, 2012
This investigation concerns feedback praise (person and process praise) and how it relates to implicit theories of intelligence (entity and incremental theories) among pre-service teachers. In the first study 176 pre-service teachers participated, while in the second study 151 of such teachers participated. Two new measures, one of feedback praise…
Descriptors: Positive Reinforcement, Predictor Variables, Preservice Teachers, Intelligence
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Beach, Dennis – Education Inquiry, 2011
Certain common elements can be identified regarding teacher education development in advanced knowledge-based economies. One of these is the attempt, up until relatively recently, to develop a solid foundation of scientific professional knowledge for what Basil Bernstein called the teacher education "Trivium": roughly speaking,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational Research, Teacher Competencies